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Management of bevacizumab-associated bowel perforation: a case series and review of the literature.
BACKGROUND This study examined the various approaches to the management of perforation and the associated outcomes in patients with bevacizumab-associated bowel perforation at a tertiary cancerExpand
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Challenges in Surgical Management of Abdominal Pain in the Neutropenic Cancer Patient
Background:Abdominal pain in neutropenic cancer patients presents a unique clinical challenge for surgeons. The purposes of this retrospective study were to characterize the clinicopathologic factorsExpand
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Mammography before diagnosis among women age 80 years and older with breast cancer.
PURPOSE Screening mammography guidelines for patients age 80 years and older are variable. We determined the effect of mammography use on stage at breast cancer diagnosis and survival among women ofExpand
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Phase II Trial of Laparoscopic Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis or Positive Peritoneal Cytology in Patients with Gastric Adenocarcinoma
PurposeThe aim of this phase II study was to perform neoadjuvant hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC) via a minimally invasive approach without cytoreduction for patients with gastricExpand
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Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection Is Beneficial in Subsets of Patients with Node-positive Melanoma
BackgroundThe benefits of deep pelvic lymph node dissection (DLND) for patients with node-positive melanoma continue to be debated. The objective of our analysis was to identify factors associatedExpand
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Lymph node ratio predicts disease‐specific survival in melanoma patients
The objectives of this analysis were to compare various measures associated with lymph node (LN) dissection and to identify threshold values associated with disease‐specific survival (DSS) outcomesExpand
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Does Neoadjuvant Treatment for Gastric Cancer Patients with Positive Peritoneal Cytology at Staging Laparoscopy Improve Survival?
BackgroundThe purpose of this study was to identify clinicopathologic factors associated with positive peritoneal cytology (PPC) in patients with gastric cancer and to compare the overall survivalExpand
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Axillary Reverse Mapping: Five Year Experience
BACKGROUND We hypothesize that mapping the lymphatic drainage of the arm with blue dye (axillary reverse mapping, ARM) during axillary lymphadenectomy decreases the likelihood of disruption ofExpand
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Natural killer cells contribute to the lethality of a murine model of Escherichia coli infection.
BACKGROUND Cooperative interactions between natural killer (NK) cells and macrophages occur normally during the course of the early immune response to bacterial, protozoal, and viral pathogens, withExpand
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Axillary reverse mapping (ARM): initial results of phase II trial in preventing lymphedema after lymphadenectomy.
INTRODUCTION Axillary reverse mapping (ARM) is unproven in preventing lymphedema. The purpose of this study is to evaluate lymphedema rates with ARM added to lymphadenectomy. METHODS In this IRBExpand
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